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A facility for the supervision of preschool children, especially during the hours that their parents are at work.
(Social Welfare) social welfare Brit and NZ an establishment offering daycare to preschool children, enabling their parents to work full time or have extended relief if child care is a problem. Also called (US, Canadian, Austral, and NZ): daycare centre
a center for the care of small children during the day, esp. while their parents are at work.